Philippe Saire

A key figure of the Swiss contemporary dance scene, Philippe Saire has created over thirty dance performances. His interests include visual arts and theatre, fields that feature in his consistently intense and refined works, which often carry a touch of darkness. In 1986, he founded his company in Lausanne, Switzerland, which went on to develop its own creative repertoire and actively contributed to the emergence of contemporary dance throughout Switzerland.

Furthermore, he inaugurated Théâtre Sévelin 36 in 1995, which is both a venue and a workspace dedicated to contemporary dance. It hosts performances of international stature as well as fosters a new generation of local choreographers, in a bid to help promote the emergence of new voices in the region. Philippe Saire has been collecting bountiful awards since 1998, both in Switzerland and internationally, including the Swiss Dance and Choreography Award in 2004.